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Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up II

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 28, 2012, 5:56 AM
This is part two of the "Cosplay Boy make-up" tutorial. Make sure to read the first part as well. You can find it here: arulithia.deviantart.com/journ…


2. Kajal
This part of the tutorial is mostly thanks to my wife chibinis-chan who did the modeling for it.
She is doing her eye make-up after applying basic make-up like shown before. She will show you one make-up with different colors. I'm holding this tutorial very short with just the steps as such because I already wrote all the tips for applying in the first part of this tutorial.

First she is using black kajal to draw a line on the eyelid and under the waterline of her right eye. The line under her eye is about 1/3 of the complete length of the waterline.



After this she uses brown eye shadow to blend it a little and make the contrast less heavy. Furthermore it fixates the kajal like usual powder fixes foundation.



If you want the make-up to look more natural you can use brown kajal instead of a black one and blend it with brown eye shadow as well. This is recommended for characters with bright hair like blonde and young boys. Of course there are exceptions. For this she is using a black kajal and black eye shadow combo. To show the differences here a compare.
On the left side in both pictures Chibi is wearing a black kajal with brown eye shadow. This is what she uses for characters like Ciel from Kuroshitsuji and Sora from Kingdom Hearts. The upper right eye shows a black/black combo. This is what she wears for Alois from Kuroshitsuji and in the lower right eye shows brown kajal with brown eye shadow. This is what she uses for characters like Roxas from Kingdom Hearts.



You can read the version of this written by herself here: fav.me/d5k3sr2 I'm just putting parts of it into my journal to show other ways are possible.



3. Lips
If you ask me this is the easiest and most important step in the boys make-up. It's covering the lips. Bringing the lips more to ones skin color makes them less feminine. All I need for this is a lip balm and a mousse make-up (I think a skin colored lipstick or something like this will work as well). I apply the lip balm for preventing my lips from drying out and cracking. It also helps adding the mousse onto my lips. After that I add the mousse and that's it. But like kajal it's nothing that will stay forever. You are talking, eating, drinking, maybe smoking or kissing, so some when the original color of you lips will be visible again. I carry both, the lip balm and mousse, with me at conventions to redo the process when it's needed.



So now we went from basic make-up to a n almost finished boy make-up.





4. Eyebrows
This step is completely optional. It highly depends on the characters I cosplay if I use it or not. Most of the male characters have very straight/unbowed eyebrows. If you ask me you can say "the more evil a character is the more will the eyebrows look straight and almost diagonal".
Most girls have a natural bow in their eyebrows which is nothing like the male characters' eyebrows. Mine are like this as well.



I experienced that something was terribly off when I did my make-up tests for Cloud from FFAC and Saitou from Hakuouki. It took me quite some time to find out what was bothering me so much and it turned out to be the shape of my brows.

There are a lot of ways to change the shape of eyebrows. You can shave or plug the brows and redraw them but I don't recommend it. This is a way that will not last as long as you are wearing a cosplay. You will have to deal with this in your regular life as well. So think a lot about it before doing this!
I recommend just covering them. You can purchase special wax for covering them in online stores or Halloween/theater make-up stores.
I heard about using a glue stick instead, tried it and it worked fine for me. I usually cover my eyebrows before doing my eye make-up, but it will work after doing it as well. Just don't put your wig on before to prevent getting make-up onto your wig.

I use a little spatula/scaper to take a little amount of glue from the stick and apply it onto half of my brow. I don't apply the glue directly to prevent it from getting dirty. If the glue gets powder from your basic make-up or the second layer of covering onto it will mutate to a slimy monster until the next time you use it and all the glue effect will be gone.
After I applied the glue I use my powder on a sponge and press it onto the glue. I use a sponge especially for this work and not my usual one. There shouldn't be too much pressure while squeezing the powder onto the glue. Otherwise the glue will smear and won't cover the brow completely. If one layer of glue won't cover everything you can add another one but be careful. The more glue you apply, the higher is the risk that it might look odd and uneven where the glue ends. If you have problems with getting it smooth you can use a blow dryer to warm the glue a little and a spoon for smoothing the edges. Sounds funny, but it works.



After covering the brow you can draw your brow the way you want . It depends on you if you want to cover your complete eyebrow or just a part of it. Of course this is not perfect since I'm just covering the eyebrows and covering is not deleting. But it works in a decent way if you don't want to shave or pluck your brows.






Next time I will show you how to color eyebrows matching to a wig color with different non permanent methods like dyeing. If you want to keep this tutorials for later you can just add it to your faves like every other deviation. :heart:

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NanamiKobayashi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Geniales Tutorial und extrem hilfreich, danke fürs posten :hug: Ich hätte eine Frage, vielleicht kannst du mir bei meinem kleinen Problem helfen: Ich habe Sommersprossen und nicht nur ein paar sondern richtig viele. Könnstest du mir eventuell einen Rat geben womit ich die abdecken soll ohne das man von weitem sehen kann dass ich eine fünf Zentimeter dicke Schicht aus Make-up trage?
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Arulithia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
hm... sommersprossen sind immer so eine sache. ich glaube da kann dir eigentlich ein visagist oder eine beraterin am besten helfen. ich selbst könnte dir höchstens dazu raten flüssigmake-up zu probieren und puder. allerdings glaube ich nicht, dass das die sommersprossen komplett versteckt. es würde sie sicherlich nur weniger intensiv wirken lassen.
du könntest zwar auch camouflage benutzen, so wie ich es bei meinen augenringen mache, aber es ist doch recht starkes make-up und man sieht (meiner meinung nach) immer etwas platt aus im gesicht, wenn man damit komplett das gesicht schminkt. davon mal ab ist es meistens recht teuer mit 20 euro und mehr pro dose. zumindest war meins so teuer. es gibt auch camouflage puder und creme die günstiger ist von manhatten usw. aber bei mir haben die nie viel gebracht. ich weiß daher leider nicht ob es bei sommersprossen wirkt >__<
ich denk aber, dass dir ein profi da am besten helfen kann.
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NanamiKobayashi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Ich hab mir schon gedacht dass es schwer ist eine Lösung zu finden. Aber ich werds auf jeden Fall mal versuchen und einen profi fragen, bevor ich mir ein make-up oder so kaufe, denn die scheinen ganz schön teuer zu sein und ansonsten werde ich mal schaun ob ich sie mit dem flüssigmake-up wie du vorgeschlagen hast wenigstens teilweise verdecken kann. Vielen lieben dank für deinen tollen ratschlag, das hat mir wirklich weitergeholfen :D
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Arulithia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
kein ding. freut mich wenn es wenigstens etwas geholfen hat ^^
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JohnnyPenn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I cam across a technique for matching eyebrows on a cosplay site once. I forget which one. But apparently, if you put school glue on your eyebrows, you can paint them any color you need in order to match your wig. It comes off with soap and water.

The lip technique is very interesting and I think I'll try it out next time I cosplay.
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Arulithia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
hm... never tried liquid glue for that. it sounds interesting though.
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JohnnyPenn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, you can do liquid or the stick. It's just glue one uses for school. from the thread I read, a lot of people thought it was a good technique and had done it for cons and stuff. I wish I could say I tried it out, but I don't live near a place that has regular cons to go to so I don't ever match my eyebrows to my wig.
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cosplay-violin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait for the next part xD
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Arulithia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
yeah i hope i find time to translate it tomorrow xD
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cosplay-violin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yay! xD let's hope so :D
i'm gonna cosplay a character with light pink hair, but I can't seem to get my dark eyebrows to match the wig, don't know how to do so ^^;
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Arulithia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
uh light pink is tough x__x i tried this myself for ringo from uta no prince-sama but it turned out to look pretty odd. you can see it here [link] i used red and white aqua make-up bu i think if i'd find the time to cosplay ringo somewhen i will use my natural colored brows instead. it's really hard to get from dark brows to something like pink. i don't know if the methods i will show can help you, but i hope it will work out.
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cosplay-violin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll just have to try everything xD i tried covering then in concealer and then used the only pink makeup i had, which was eyeshadow ^^; that started looking like this [link] it looks ok with a bad camera, but it really looks awful with a better one...
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Arulithia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
well that's near to a technique i will show. but i use a eyeshadow pen in white instead of a concealer. i rub it with the hairline one time and against it to cover all the hair. after that i use a little brush to apply the eyeshadow. maybe using some white make-up as base works better. there is still hair mascara in different colors. i don't know if there is a hallween store nearby or if you can purchase it online. but this works too. you can adjust the color by using a little eyeshadow as well. maybe this works for you.
another option would be the liquid aqua color i mentioned before. i got mine from a halloween store. i guess there should be some online as well. it's like the colors you use for clown make-up.
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cosplay-violin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for the tips xD i'll have to look for some next time i go to town.
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